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Baseboard heat
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Paula    Posted 09-20-2004 at 05:55:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well it got cold enough last night - for my birds and dwarf citrus
- to turn on my Hydrosil baseboards. I'm not firing up the
woodstove yet because daytime temps are still in th 70s. My
baseboards are zoned and individually (by room)
thermostatically controlled. So I set the living room to 60. Wow,
this is my first experience with baseboard. I know it's
expensive, that's why it's my woodstove back up, but other than
that I love it. It's quite, subtle and radiant - no stratification, no
dust, no noise.


BTW, I have about 2 cords of wood (I stacked it myself on
woodracks I made from skids and wire - Thanks Ron).


Willy-N    Posted 09-20-2004 at 07:17:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
After you get your Electric Bill let us know how happy you are. I can heat my house for the whole year (8 Mos)with 3-4 cord which comes to around 270.00+ I have seen peoples electric bills that high for one month in the winter using Base Board heat. Mark H.

I don't plan on it    Posted 09-20-2004 at 07:22:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a catalytic woodstove I plan on using to heat my little
house. The baseboard is meant as a back up if the stove goes
out while I"m at work. The only reason it's on now is that it was
only too cold at night - days are still warm.

It's DEFINITELY too expensive to rely on for primary heating. But
that's the only drawback as far as I see it. I like it better than
heat pumps and other forced air things.


Willy-N    Posted 09-20-2004 at 09:17:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have some small built in forsed air heaters in my home just in case but haven't used them yet. I have installed 1,000s of Base Boards in homes befor. The biggest draw back is the wall space they use up and a flame looking pattern on the wall above them due to the up/draft of the heat. They work best if place below windows and on outside walls. Just make sure nothing can ever fall in front of them due to fire reasons. You need to clean the dust out of them often if used a lot. Mark H.

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